These easy-peasy gluten free banana muffins make a great lunch-box snack, or an energizing morning or afternoon tea. A great way to use up bananas that may be starting to look a little ‘past it’ and a great low-sugar snack for all.
This gf banana muffin recipe does not require fancy ingredients and makes 12 big muffins – or 24 mini muffins. They can be frozen for a stockpile of snacks and you can jazz them up with a sprinkle of choc-chips if you want to appease fussy little eaters or add a sweeter taste. Enjoy!
GF Banana Muffins – Ingredients Required:
Nothing really fancy is required for this very easy recipe:
- Bananas – the riper the better!
- Gluten Free flour – all purpose/plain gf flour works well
- Butter – see below for possible substitutes
- Vanilla essence – could be left out but we much prefer it in!
- Sugar – it’s a fairly low sugar recipe, but if you want you can substitute it for maple syrup.
- Milk – it could be substituted, but I can’t say I’ve tried to sorry!
- Baking soda and baking powder – to give this gf recipe a little rise!
Gluten-Free Banana Muffins
- 4 ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup (~60g) sugar
- 1 stick (110g) butter
- 2 eggs
- 1.5 cups gluten free flour
- 1/4 cup (~30g) milk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Heat oven to 175C/350F and grease muffin tray (makes 12).
- Mash bananas and set aside.
- Melt butter.
- Mix melted butter, sugar and vanilla together well.
- Add in the eggs and mashed banana and stir together.
- Add all the remaining ingredients; gf flour, baking soda, baking powder and milk until combined.
- Pour the muffin batter into the greased (or lined) muffin tin.
- Bake for 25 minutes, until muffins are set, springy to the touch and lightly golden.
- The butter can be substituted for coconut oil.
- The more ripe the bananas are (a little icky even) the better!
- If using the mini-muffin tins, the mixture will make approximately 24 mini muffins, but be sure to reduce baking time to allow for this.
- The sugar is fairly low in this recipe, if it’s not sweet enough, you could use 1/2 cup instead or add some maple syrup.
- A couple of chocolate chips added to the top of the muffins can help to entice picky eaters!
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